Civil Lawsuit Filed After Company Hires Registered Sex Offender Who Then Takes 12-Year-Old Girl From Store & Rapes Her
Our firm has filed a lawsuit against Lassus Bros., an Indiana corporation that runs a chain of Handy Dandy gas station/ convenience stores, after it hired a known pedophile and registered sex offender who then sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl who came to its Montpelier, Ohio store.
Lassus Bros. targets and markets to child-aged consumers as part of its business model and knew this individual would be in close contact to and/or interacting with children and hired him anyway. “This company markets and promotes itself as a faith-based organization that operates with a sense of responsibility to its customers and does what’s right, no matter what,” says the child’s attorney, Wes Merillat. “However, in this situation, every indication is that they setthose values aside in the name of business and a child was made to pay the ultimate price.
As both an attorney and a parent of a 12-year-old child, I am utterly disgusted, and we are going to do everything we can to hold them accountable.